Disco punk rocker band Electric Six released their first album in 2003. The group was formed in 1999 and was originally named ‘The Wildbunch’. They have managed to release a studio album every year since, which is probably something most people are unaware of. Their 12th album last year “How Dare You?” was released and this year has seen the release of their latest work “Bride of the Devil”. The band’s sound has been described as a mash up of many different genres like garage, new wave, punk rock, disco and metal.
Bride of the Devil was released on October 5th via Metropolis Records and the band headed out on a North American tour in support of their new release at the same time. The tour kicked off in Michigan on September 28th and lasted until October 20th. The tour actually ended in their hometown of Detroit, with a few dates being scattered throughout Europe.
The first album of Electric Six in 2003, ‘Fire’, saw the band achieve considerable commercial success with hits such as ‘Danger! High Voltage’ and ‘Gay Bar’. This album was especially popular in the United Kingdom and these two tracks in particular are still being heard in bars and clubs today. ‘Danger! High Voltage’ in particular gained such popularity that famous developer Big Time Gaming decided to create a slot of the same name.
The new album ‘Bride of the devil’ is a basic and raw representation of the rock genre in it’s stereotypical state. Lead singer Dick Valentine aims to provide vocal techniques and delivery that were made famous by Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson. The best track on the album is probably ‘Daddy’s Boy’. This track uses a simplistic, pull off guitar riff and power chords, which gives the tune quite a pop punk feel, and is quite different to the rest of the album.
If you are a fan of the slower tracks then you might prefer some of the more nostalgic tracks such as ‘The worm in the wood’, which has quite a country feel to it. There is also ‘Full moon over the internet’, which features quite angsty vocals and a catching guitar riff at the beginning.
Anyone who is a fan of the Electric Six back catalogue is likely to enjoy this new album, as it doesn’t differ much from their familiar sound and roots. The band also still attempt to make use of humour to engage their audience through amusing lyrical content, which will no doubt please their loyal fanbase.